thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I donít know why the ratings have been so low. I thought this was one of the best pumpkin ales Iíve had. The aroma, taste and palate all substantial and well crafted. This was not a simple, gratuitously sweet pumpkin flavored ale. The nose is rich with spices and, most impressive, the palate is rich and bold.
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly spiced with an aroma of sugary malt, Blue Pointís seasonal pours a clear light brown with a small bubbly white head. Medium bodied with an active carbonation, it ends with a slightly metallic overtone and dry cinnamon spice. Decent but not a top tier pumpkin entry.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Not really a lot going on here. Very subtle hints of pumpkin/spice in the aroma and flavor. Sort of a middle of the road pumpkin beer.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a light gold not much head. Smell is sugary medical cinnamon. Taste is light watery candy allspice cinnamon.
Art (2407) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Smells of spice. Little taste of pumpkin. Needs more to become a good beer just ok right now.
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/26/11. 12oz bottle. Clear amber pour, almost orange, with a khaki head that fades but laces plenty. Faint aroma of pumpkin pie spices and sweetness. Slightly sweet gourd flavor with a bunch of spices as usual for this style. Iím kind of over it, honestly.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bubble pint. Literally pours out a pumpkin orange with a minimal, whispy white head. The aroma has a descent representation of the traditional pumpkin pie spices, along with some odd vegetal notes. Thin, hot and spicy. Not pleasing. Does not have the malty backbone needed to support such potent spices. This is not an IPA where we want an attenuated, light base to display the complexities of the overtones. Itís a pumpkin ale. I need the total package, and to be like pumpkin pie in a glass, I need some sweetness, some texture and way less prickly carbonation. This seems to be the problem with nearly every pumpkin ale out there. The finish is short, thin, grainy and uninspired. I mean, itís not a bad beer, but based on the label and my expectations, I need more ooomfffff! LI deserves a better pumpkin ale.
BrewBoxer (2471) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/red color. Mild head that fades. Smells of sweet potato, nutmeg and squash. Tastes watered down. Not too much body. Not my favorite style of beer to begin with.
scarletfire65 (1144) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. I donít taste any actual pumpkin. Very sweet and cloying. I much prefer the pumpkin ales that use actual pumpkin in the brew, not just spices. They tend to get a vegetal dryness that I much enjoy. Kind of weak.
coldbrewky (1513) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Informal pumpkin tasting yesterday. Weak nose with only one steady carbonation source.... Deeper golden in the glass. tinny acrid finish. Lame body and hardly a bit of pumpkin. Minimal mouthfeel/presence. If this is what people expect from a pumpkin ale in season they are missing out, Boring.